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Secret 7

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If like us, you like a bit of rock and roll and design. This may be a design submission for you. 

Secret 7 is an annual event where artists / designers submit their designs for a 7 inch vinyl record cover based on a list of chosen music. For this year, the music includes :

  • "Let Forever Be" - Chemical Brothers
  • "Reflections" - Diana Ross & the Supremes
  • "GO" - The Maccabees
  • "Sledge Hammer" - Peter Gabriel
  • "Dead Flowers" - The Rolling Stones
  • "Digital Witness" - St. Vincent
  • "Born Slippy (Nuxx)" - Underworld

On the Secret 7 website http://www.secret-7,com , a list of submission guidelines will be provided and all you need to do is to set up your art template to match what is required. 

Yay! We have our vinyl cover, designed and submitted. 

Unfortunately, this is a secret mission. We have sworn in secrecy to not reveal our design and which music we have designed for.  Hush hush. However, we have created an animated gif to celebrate this fun design event, and especially the good cause for Nordoff Robbins.

The exhibition for the Secret 7 will be held at Somerset House on the 10th April - 3rd May 2015 exhibiting the chosen 700 covers. Sale day of the covers will be on 4th May 2015. Can't wait.

Submit your creations now as deadline for is on the 4th March 2015.  May the lucky 7 power be with you. Have a lucky one!

Oh and FYI, hashtag for Secret 7 is #Secret7s

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Monday Blues - Keep Smiling

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It's Monday. Keep smiling. For all you know, Monday blues no more!


Random fact : whilst we were posting this smiley animation to our Instagram account ,  we were searching for hashtags that uplifts "Monday Blues". Here's ten :

  • #Mondaybluesnomore
  • #Mondaybluesbegone
  • #Mondaymotivation
  • #Mondayfun
  • #Mondayhumor
  • #Mondayfunday
  • #Mondaybluescure
  • #Mondaybluesgoaway
  • #Mondayinspiration
  • #Mondaypunday

OM Sweetie Pie. It's the season of love.

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OM Sweetie Pie .. stands for Oh My Sweetie Pie! Bit cheeky here.

3 weeks to Valentine's Day and our red and pink pencils from our themed Sweetie Pie I Love You Pencils are ready to be delivered to all the sweetie pies out there.

If you love it, say it. #loveitsayit . We have designed the pencils for extra butterflies in the tummy and je ne sais quoi we have included love sayings in french and italian too imprinted on to pencils in gold foiling. Ooh la la! Baci! 

Gift sweetie pie pencils this Valentine's Day, your love, kisses and smile will be filled in sketches and writing. We have animated our sweetie pie pencils with cutie pie red and pink love hearts too.

Oh yay! Offer time too. Order by 3rd February 2015, when you enter code "SweetiePie20" at check out you will get 20% off too.

I AM A Stationery Gift Store Old Street Pop Up Store : London Underground Invite

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3 weeks to go to the launch of our Pop Up store at Old Street. It's our first time running a pop up store, ( yes ... and definitely getting the heebie jeebies ) to showcase I AM A.

Yay, the invites!  We have designed both a digital format of the invite ( yes! with animation of course ) and a hard copy post card size invite.

We will be in Old Street Underground station, and a lover of the London Underground who loves to commute on it. We took inspiration from the London Underground tube map and made our invite out of it. The digital animated version is a travelling one ( woohoo ! ) - he he with a pink smiley circle dot traveling around the tube lines ! Secretly, if there were a tube line for I AM A... ( we do day dream big )  it will surely be a stripy Neon Pink line called "Smiley Express" and the stop for our store will be Smileville. 

P.S. You are invited. Don't forget to bring your invite with you, as you get a discount with it at the store!